Our vision is for all stakeholders to work together so that our school is recognised as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning; providing our children with a safe, caring, stimulating learning environment to nurture their academic, spiritual and social development; inspiring and motivating our children to build their skills and confidence and to achieve their full potential in every sphere of life.
Core values – Our Code of Conduct is based on the following Core Values and provides guidelines for how we should lead our lives in order to ‘Be the Best we Can Be at All Times’.
In the academic year 2016-17 we were thrilled to be taking part in the Being the Best You can Be - 21st Century Legacy Programme and this is continuing in 2017-18. Please find a link at the bottom of this page.
Our core Values help us REACH our potential as shown below
R Respect everyone – listen & be gentle
E Equality - treat everyone the same
A Ambition - be the best that you can
C Compassion - be kind and think of others
H Honesty - be honest and tell the truth
These help us to lead our lives in a good way based on the Christian values below:
Friendship is a very important Christian Value and one that children can relate to through their everyday experiences. The Bible tell us that Jesus was a friend to all, regardless of who they were. He taught that God is our friend and wants us to be like Him in our friendships with others
Prayer - Lord Jesus, thank you for my friends, and the games and the fun that we share. Please help me to be a good friend to them. Amen.
Bible Verse – A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17) If one falls down, a friend can lift him up (Ecclesiastes 4:10)
Respect is about accepting that other people are different but just as important as you are. We should not interfere with others or their property as we would not like it. It is also about having a proper respect for yourself. That means that you stand up for yourself and don't let yourself be talked into doing stuff that you know is wrong or makes you feel uncomfortable.
Prayer – God our Father, I know I have a lot to learn from others who reflect your image and likeness in different ways. Inspire me to respect others fully as me equals, seeing and loving in them what you see and love. Amen.
Bible Verse - A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34) 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than this. (Mark 12:31)
Honesty is intrinsically linked to trust and we should be honest with others and be honest to ourselves. Trust is at the heart of human life and lies at the heart of all relationships.
Prayer - God, give us honesty that we may tell the truth, do the right thing and be trusted by other people. Amen.
Bible Verse - When I am afraid, I will trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)
Equality – Equality is the right of all people to have the same treatment in society and opportunities regardless of gender, wealth, age, faith, race or sexuality.
Prayer - Dear God, You have the whole world in your hands; not everyone in this world thinks in the same way, comes from the same country or looks the same; open our minds to respect all other people, and open our hearts to know that your love is for them as much as it is for us and that we should follow your example and love each other. Amen
Bible Verse - Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. (John 13:16)
Compassion is stronger than feeling sorry for someone. It has more to do with putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and experiencing what they experience. Jesus showed compassion towards ‘harassed and helpless’ people. His healing work was always prompted by compassion for people’s suffering.
Prayer - Dear God, Thank you that you care for each one of us, whoever we are and whatever we do. You know what we need and are always there to help us.. We ask, Lord, that we may learn to follow your example, showing kindness and care towards everyone, not just those who are our friends. Amen
Bible verse - The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all: he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:8-9)
Perseverance refers to human beings standing firm in the face of hardship, but it is important to realise that the Bible gives constant reassurance that God’s love, mercy, faithfulness and righteousness endure forever. Perseverance, particularly where there is suffering, is character building and it is important not to give up when there is hardship.
Prayer - Heavenly Father, We thank you that you teach us not to give up but to keep going even when we find things difficult. Thank you that you never give up on anyone and are always here for us. We ask that you will help us day by day so that we may learn to do our very best in every way.
Bible Verse - I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
A quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult.
Prayer - Father, give me a sense of nearness to you when I may be faltering from weariness in doing good. May I stick to my determinations. Help me to know what is useless, that I may not give unnecessary energy, and to know what is worthwhile, that I may acquire strength through the power of truth. Amen.
Bible Verse - And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
Please find below The Dassett Code of Conduct which lists the qualities and behaviours we feel we should all display so that everyone at The Dassett has a safe, supportive and enjoyable learning experience and be the very best that they can be.